Flame-retardant polycarbonate protects 3D printed steering wheel
In the Australian Outback, temperatures soar as high as 39 degrees Celsius. While it’s hot outside, the Sonnenwagen’s cockpit is even hotter. With our flame-retardant polycarbonate, the team’s 3D printed steering wheel can withstand these grueling temperatures.
We were looking for a lightweight yet stiff material for the steering wheel parts.
3D printing is all about tackling new challenges. We’re looking forward to customer collaborations so we can solve those challenges together.
Addigy® is a high-strength polycarbonate that complies with the fire ratings needed for creating functional prototypes and working parts featured on the car.
Why Addigy® was the right solution for the Sonnenwagen steering wheel
- Mechanically strong: Strength remains unchanged when bent or when force is applied.
- Flame-retardant: Resists catching on fire and protects the steering wheel in the heat.